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Wrong drive letter prevents booting
Error Code: 0x80070002 led to my inadvertently resetting the drive letter of the system drive. Now the system will not reboot.
Talk about stepping into it! While deleting some files for space, I inadvertently deleted or uninstalled something that when I rebooted, I received the following message:
A problem is preventing Windows from accurately checking the license for this computer. Error code: 0x80070002.
I went to Microsoft.com for help. The first workaround did not apply as there was no "Cryptography" folder at the named location in my registry. I inadvertently tried the 2nd option (Reset the drive letter of the system drive). I changed "C" to "D" and "D" to "C". Now, my system will not reboot.
When I attempt to get to safe mode, I am unable to get to the logon screens. I am only able to get to the Recovery Console screen (which looks and acts as a "DOS" prompt; however, I am not sure what to enter to attempt to recover my system.
I do not want to reload Windows as I still have data that I wish to not lose. (Yes, I wish I had spent the $50 to back up my PC. . . ) Can anybody "safely" help me?
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